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Alachua County (Florida)

Religious Traditions, 2010

47,845 5,424 18,361 20,004 233 10,974 144,495
Evangelical Protestant Black Protestant Mainline Protestant Catholic Orthodox Other Unclaimed

Congregational adherents include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. The 2010 reports contain incomplete counts of congregations and adherents belonging to the eight largest historically African-American denominations. These denominations are not included in the 2000 reports and are largely missing from the 1990 and 1980 reports.
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Religious Bodies Tradition Family Congregations Adherents Adherence Rate
Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical Protestant Baptist 49 24,538 135.12
Catholic Church Catholic Catholicism 6 15,603 85.92
Black Baptists Estimate Evangelical Protestant Baptist --- 10,722 59.04
United Methodist Church, The Mainline Protestant Methodist/Pietist 39 10,602 58.38
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 9 3,081 16.97
Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 13 2,121 11.68
Episcopal Church Mainline Protestant Episcopalianism/Anglicanism 7 2,088 11.50
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Other Latter-day Saints 3 1,168 6.43
Jewish Other Judaism 1 1,068 5.88
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Mainline Protestant Lutheran 2 875 4.82
Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 857 4.72
Assemblies of God Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 6 798 4.39
Seventh-day Adventist Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 3 755 4.16
Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 5 606 3.34
Church of the Nazarene Evangelical Protestant Holiness 4 603 3.32
United Church of Christ Mainline Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 484 2.67
Evangelical Free Church of America, The Evangelical Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 437 2.41
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Other Liberal 1 269 1.48
Presbyterian Church in America Evangelical Protestant Presbyterian-Reformed 1 246 1.35
International Pentecostal Holiness Church Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 3 223 1.23
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Black Protestant Methodist/Pietist 1 160 0.88
Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 152 0.84
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Mainline Protestant Baptist 1 140 0.77
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod Evangelical Protestant Lutheran 1 140 0.77
Christian and Missionary Alliance, The Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 111 0.61
Friends (Quakers) Mainline Protestant European Free-Church 1 99 0.55
Converge Worldwide/Baptist General Conference Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 96 0.53
Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) Evangelical Protestant Holiness 2 93 0.51
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant Holiness 1 63 0.35
Christian Brethren Evangelical Protestant Ind. Fundamentalist 1 45 0.25
Mennonite Church USA Evangelical Protestant European Free-Church 1 45 0.25
Church of God of Prophecy Evangelical Protestant Pentecostal 1 41 0.23
Advent Christian Church Evangelical Protestant Adventist 1 25 0.14
Primitive Baptists Associations Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 21 0.12
National Association of Free Will Baptists Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 19 0.10
Church of Christ, Scientist Other Christian Science 1 --- ---
Conservative Baptist Association of America Evangelical Protestant Baptist 1 --- ---
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Orthodox Church in America Orthodox Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox) 1 --- ---
Totals: 176 78,394  

The population of Alachua County, Florida was 181,596 in 1990; in 1980 it was 151,348. The total population changed 20.0%. The adherent totals of the religious groups listed above (78,394) included 43.2% of the total population in 1990.

* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including the Catholic Church, Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at for those who are interested in these trends.


2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]

The adherence rate provides the number of adherents of a particular group per 1,000 population. For example, in 2010 the Episcopal Church had an adherence rate of 7.6 in Autauga County, Alabama. This means that about 8 out of every 1,000 people in Autauga County were Episcopalian.

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